The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
With international courses, PhD and postdoctoral traineeship, each institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) contributes to the transmission of knowledge with the training of young researchers all around the world. In this context, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, study and traineeship fellowships are available to scientists. Alongside training, dynamism and attractiveness of RIIP will result in the creation of 4-year group for the young researchers.
Billions of neurons within the central nervous system communicate to each other through trillions of synapses.
Director: Pierre-Marie Lledo
They produce, decode, transfer, integrate and store information on time scales ranging from milliseconds to decades.
Synapses define the dynamic links between neurons resulting in networks that, as a whole, produce complex behaviors such as cognition.
The interconnected neuronal circuits exhibit plasticity in their cellular composition and functions, changing throughout development, aging, in response to the environment, during experience and learning, in response to insult, as well as during restoration of functions.
One among the primary goals of neuroscience research is to understand how the cellular and molecular building blocks of the brain are dynamically connected to process sensory information and to perform higher cognitive functions.
Defects of the brain neuronal connectivity are emerging in a broad range of human disorders with both early and late onset. Severe neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders affect more than 1% of the population.
More than 1% of individuals suffer from severe to profound hearing impairment and up to 30% of people after 65 years are affected in their communication by hearing loss.
Severe addiction might also be related to defect in brain connectivity and afflicts a substantial proportion of the adult population.
The perspective of the Neuroscience Department
The Neuroscience Department aims to understand the molecular, cellular, and network mechanisms that shape dynamic connectivity within the brain and result in learning, memory, sensory perception, social communication and cognition.
The Neuroscience Department aims to understand how genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors individually and collectively shape dynamic brain connectivity, and result in neurological/psychiatric disorders.
The Neuroscience Department aims to develop pharmacological and genetic tools for preventing/alleviating/curing peripheral and central neuronal circuit deficits.